Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? First, I would like to tell you what reconstructed speeches are. Reconstructed speeches are speeches or conversations or anything that you can not quite remember but you have to piece it back together. You may not get it one hundred percent right. So do what I like to do. Only recall the headlights or the parts of the speech that you can remember. But if you forget a very important part that you want or need to write down, ask someone who was also there and maybe they can remember it. But if you can not get in touch with someone who was also there, write down (if you are writing down) as much as you can recall from whatever you were doing. And if you are at a place where people are giving speeches or someone is giving you good advice for you later in your life, than take notes. Take notes so that if you need to remember them later than you will have good notes to remind you what they are so that you will not have to reconstruct it. It is also a lot easier that trying to remember.
So, back to the question. Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography? And the answer to that is… that depends. That is right. The answer is that depends. Let me tell you why the answer is that depends. That depends is the answer because if you remember a speech or conversation that you want to include and you get it one hundred percent correct (or close) you will not need reconstruction on that topic. But, if you forgot some parts in a speech or conversation that you want to include in your autobiography you are going to have to include some reconstruction to fill in the parts that you forgot about. That is why you should journal. Journaling is like taking every day notes. If you journal than you can take every day notes to put in your autobiography. Plus if you journal you can remember a lot more so that you can put more stuff in your autobiography which is a very good thing. The more stuff you put in your journal the less you have to remember. The more good stuff you put in your autobiography the more interesting it is(just do not put any boring or unnecessary stuff in your autobiography or journal). When you write your autobiography it is sometimes fun to look back at your life while writing your autobiography because when you write your autobiography you get to look back at your earlier stages and write about it and tell people about your life. When I write my autobiography (if I ever do) it would be a lot of fun. I would have a blast writing my autobiography and looking back at my life before I would write it. It would be so fun. So remember, if you journal you can prevent reconstruction in your autobiography.